THE BLOODY HISTORY OF HAITI
For those, who like Kerry and Edwards, argue that Haiti's latest outburst of anarchic, political violence began with George W. Bush, I recommend they read this
has a link to a description of Aristide's removal from power by American troops.
Pentagon denies removing Aristide
If Aristide had stayed there would have been a bloody street battle during which he'd have been killed or he would have fled leaving his followers to be massacred afterwards. He's a complete nut and a thug. His opponents are thugs, drug dealers and fascists. Haiti is a good candidate for a revival of UN trusteeship on a longer term version of the East Timor model.
THE OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POSITION ON HAITI:
From the State Department.